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Members of a mob of thousands of anti-American protesters tear down the U.S. flag at the American Embassy in Cairo on Sept. 11, 2012.

Egypt's new Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, went on national TV three days later and appealed to Muslims to not attack embassies. It was his first public move to restrain protesters after days of near silence.

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